Laurent Garzaniti is a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s antitrust, competition and trade group, based in the Brussels office. Laurent served as co-head of the firm’s global telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) sector group for five years. Laurent’s practice focuses on both Belgian, EU and international competition law and commercial law and crosses a range of industry sectors, with a particular focus on regulated sectors including energy and natural resources, TMT and transport. He guides his clients through multifaceted cross-border merger transactions and international investigations of anti-competitive behaviour, including ensuing litigation before both the national and European courts. He also regularly coordinates large multi-jurisdictional teams in procedures before antitrust and regulatory authorities around the globe.
Laurent’s keynote deal of the past year was assisting Solvay in the sale of its polyamide business to BASF, which has recently been cleared by the European Commission after an in-depth investigation, and subject to conditions.